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The problem with zetascale

  1. Aug 30, 2015 #1
    So exascale is going to be predominantly a power issue. What about the zeta scale platform? What kind of new and unique issues are we going to come across
    At that point?
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  3. Aug 31, 2015 #2


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    Conventional silicon will certainly get problems - it might be possible to go to 5 nanometers, that allows at most 10 times more transistors per area compared to commercial 14nm. Not enough. Using 100 times the silicon area doesn't look like a good solution. Also, power requirements become even more problematic. No one wants to have a supercomputer that needs its own nuclear power plant nearby.

    Other technologies: depends on the technology?
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